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Game on for Brooker

Posted By Graham Kibble-White On Friday, August 21, 2009 @ 2:30 pm In news | Comments Disabled

Zeppotron has released details for the upcoming Charlie Brooker’s Gameswipe.

The one-off, 50-minute programme will “analyse and expose the inner workings of the videogames industry” and air as part of BBC4’s forthcoming Technology season.

Charlie Brooker says: “It’s good to be doing more Wipes for BBC4. I started my writing career penning videogame reviews, so Gameswipe effectively sees me coming full-circle: it’s evolution in reverse basically. Expect pixels, joypads, some of the world’s weirdest games, celebrity cameos and the occasional sound effect.”

It’s also been confirmed Newswipe will return for another six-part run.

“The return of Newswipe is both exciting and daunting,” says Brooker, “because it nearly killed me last time. Maybe this time it’ll finish the job. It’s hard to say precisely what we’ll be featuring, because I can’t predict the future, but hopefully we won’t be picking apart coverage of either an intercontinental nuclear war or a global ebola outbreak. Whatever happens, we’ll be staring at it with amusement and horror.”

And, finally, Charlie Brooker’s Screenwipe will also return at Christmas for a one-off review of the year.

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